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A print of the famous “The Spirit of ’76” painting by Archibald Willard in 1876, will hang in the historic Russell Town Hall. As a young boy, the artist lived in what was then Russell Township.

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RUSSELL — In a 2-1 vote, township trustees agreed Friday to move forward with taking down the old fire station on Chillicothe Road (Route 306) near Kinsman Road (Route 87).

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A recount is pending within the Geauga County Board of Elections after the certification meeting on Nov. 22 determined that challenger Kristina Port won the seat for Russell Township trustee by one vote against incumbent Justin Madden.

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RUSSELL — Two sites at the intersection of Chillicothe (Route 306) and Kinsman (Route 87) roads soon will look different. They include the Circle K and the Shell gas station properties.

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Steve Madewell, conservationist and musician, has a passion for the natural world. He talked recently on the intrinsic value of protected public open spaces during a presentation at a Protect Geauga Parks’ Conversation series, held at the West Woods Nature Center in Russell.

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When an 11-year-old girl was attacked and mauled by a dog Sept. 4 in Russell, police Officer Scott Lillash came to her aid after being called to the home by her sister. The dog at the home of her aunt was biting her thigh and arm.

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When an 11-year-old girl was attacked and mauled by a dog Sept. 4 in Russell, police Officer Scott Lillash came to her aid after being called to the home by her sister. The dog at the home of her aunt was biting her thigh and arm.

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A memorial honoring Russell Township’s veterans is nearing completion in the township’s Riverview Memorial Park Cemetery off Fairmount Road. The construction was started two months ago after lengthy discussions on the matter.

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RUSSELL — A piece of green land at the northeast corner of Chillicothe (Route 306) and Kinsman (Route 87) roads was the center of discussion at the township trustees meeting last week.

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The Russell Citizens Park District commissioners are looking to the future and possibly at accumulating a “small nest egg,” for land acquisition, board member Roy Podojil said. The board is reviewing some land possibilities in conjunction with the Western Reserve Land Conservancy.

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Geauga County Auditor Chuck Walder said Tuesday that members of the Russell Township Park District board did not show up for a scheduled budget hearing Monday with the county.

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Area police are preparing for the Labor Day holiday weekend, which they say is one of the deadliest times of the year for drunk driving fatalities. Russell Township Police Department is joining forces with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration…

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RUSSELL — Township residents will not be voting on a park levy during the Nov. 5 election. Members of the Russell Citizens Park District last week decided to withdraw the 1-mill levy from the ballot, according to park board member Perry Howland.

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Judge Solomon Oliver Jr. of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, Eastern Division ruled this month that Russell Township must issue all required permits and approvals necessary for Eco-Site LLC to build a telecommunication tower at 8123 Dines Road.

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The sale of Wiegand’s Lake Park in Russell is being celebrated by both the seller and the buyers. The intent by the new owners to continue to operate it as a park means it will live on as a place that has attracted families and organizations for outdoor gatherings for 87 years.

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RUSSELL — The start of demolition and construction at the Circle K store is expected to be underway in the fall, but the township zoning office still is awaiting the final application from the store. Some changes to the plan include relocating a fuel tank as well as a trash container.

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The Geauga Park District Board of Commissioners met in the rustic garage of the Russell Uplands Preserve Tuesday morning and approved a reduced levy renewal of 0.9 mills to hit the upcoming November ballot and discussed the district’s 2020 temporary budget draft.

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It will feel like the 1920s when everyone gathers for the Great Catsby and Barkeasy Gala to help the animals at Rescue Village in Russell Township. The June 22 event at White North Stables will feature costumes and cars from that era and even live music.

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Area residents will see two major road projects begin in June on Cedar and County Line roads and can expect road closures for several months. The projects span Hunting Valley and Gates Mills villages in addition to Russell Township.

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Geauga County Probate Court Judge Timothy J. Grendell last week appointed Michael Gavin to a seat on the Russell Township Park District board. Mr. Gavin will complete the term of former park board member Scott Wayt, who recently moved to Munson Township.

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Images of Memorial Day are generally filled with veterans conducting ceremonies to honor the women and men who lost their lives while serving in the U.S. military.

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Chagrin Valley police departments are joining the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in promoting the use of seat belts in cars during the annual Click It or Ticket campaign from May 20 to June 2.

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Russell Township has historically celebrated Memorial Day the week ahead of the official day. The event will take place 3 p.m. May 19 at Briar Hill Cemetery on Fairmount Road. One of Russell’s own residents, Capt. Anthony Paskevich, will be the featured speaker this year. Capt. Paskevich, a …

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With glass no longer being recycled in Geauga County by the Geauga Trumbull Solid Waste Management District, Russell Township Trustees are looking into how that service can be provided to township residents.

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Round 1 Ministries in Russell has become a center for healing, physically and mentally. Children, teens and adults who need help go to the building at Chillicothe (Route 306) and Kinsman (Route 87) to work out under the instruction of the Rev. Morris Eason.